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Driffield set to enjoy the hottest day of the year so far

Expect sunshine and blue sky as the Wolds gets ready for a mini-heatwave.

According to the Met Office, temperatures in Driffield today (Thursday 16th June) will reach around 23C by mid afternoon.

But tomorrow will be even hotter, with forecasters predicting it to reach 28C, with strong sunshine breaking out later in the day after a cloudy start.

A south-westerly breeze may take the edge of temperatures a little, but a Level One Heat Alert has been issued for Northern England.

The bad news for hayfever sufferers is that pollen levels will be very high, although they can take comfort from the fact that the unusual June heatwave won’t last long.

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Jason Kelly, said; “The heat is a result of a mix of home-grown warming due to a high pressure over the southern half of the UK, as well as a south westerly airflow bringing warm air, which has been over continent through the week, across the country.”

“This is the first spell of hot weather this year and it is unusual for temperatures to exceed these values in June. Some areas may see warm nights with minimum temperatures expected to be in the high teens or even low 20Cs overnight, especially in urban areas such as London.”

By Saturday, temperatures will be back to normal, at around 18C, although the forecast for the weekend remains dry with only a small chance of showers, according to the Met Office.

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